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The strange fate of Ukraine

The Feast of Saint Augustine

Today’s Gospel (Mt. 24: 42-51) in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite comes at the time of year when we in the northern hemisphere are drunk and sleepy with summer.   617 more words


Gospel Reflection for August 31, 2014, 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

“Those who want to become my followers, let them take up their cross and follow me.”

Matthew 16.24

Jesus recommends denying oneself and taking up our crosses in Sunday’s gospel.   167 more words

Gospel Reflection

What lurks in the cellar?

Matthew’s Gospel, the Sermon on the Mount, chapter 5 verses 17 – 26

We should be like cows grazing in the meadow. Coming to a thistle, it is best not to get upset: just move gently on to some fresh green grass. 725 more words


It's been a while...

It has indeed been a long while since my last post.

To be honest, I was lacking inspiration. However, I had an epiphany that told me to stop writing in the way that I was doing (read: preaching like a maniacal King James Version type, though I will likely reference that Bible as the language is beautiful) and to just follow my heart. 100 more words

The Unpardonable Sin:

Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit

“And the scribes which came down from Jerusalem said, He hath Beelzebub, and by the prince of the devils he casts out devils. 754 more words


Cleanse us from all hypocrisy ...

 Warm Tree Exhibit, National Arboretum, Canberra

Gospel of Matthew 23: 23-26 (NIV)

23 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices – mint, dill and cummin. 579 more words

Addressing The Scriptures

God doesn't demonize

We’re reading Paul’s Second Letter to the Thessalonians and the Gospel of Matthew this week at Mass. Paul’s letter was written around the year 55 AD, 20 years or so after the death and resurrection of Jesus. 461 more words